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Manchester City-bound Aymeric Laporte left out of Athletic Bilbao squad to face Eibar

With his move to Manchester City expected to go through as soon as Monday, Aymeric Laporte has been excluded from Athletic Bilbao’s squad to play Eibar at the San Mamés tonight.

The 23-year-old has not even been named on the bench, despite the club showing a photograph of his shirt in the dressing room before the match.

Laporte’s exclusion was reported by several sources in Spain earlier on Friday, but the official confirmation from the club seems to all but confirm his imminent move to the Etihad Stadium.

Other than suspension, this will be the first league game Laporte has missed all season for Athletic Club.

City’s soon-to-be club record signing is expected to fly to England for a medical early next week, although the exact day – Monday or Tuesday – is disputed.

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